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Two policemen fired in garbage dump money find case

On Thursday, 8 December 2016, Major General Nelson Peguero Paredes confirmed that two police agents accused of taking RD$500,000 from garbage scavenger Darlin Franco in San Cristóbal had been fired. El Nuevo Diario reports that Darlin Franco accused the two agents of taking RD$500,000 from him after he reportedly found RD$1.8 million in a black garbage bag in the Vertedero Ingenio Nuevo. The two agents who were fired are Sixto de la Cruz Ramírez, commander of the police station in San Cristóbal and José Herrera, director of criminal investigations for San Cristóbal.

Herrera will be replaced by Lieutenant Colonel Julio Ernesto who had replaced him less than a month ago. De la Cruz Ramírez is being replaced by a colonel named as Ceballos Nivar.

An investigation has been underway since Darlin Franco reported finding the RD$1.8 million in the garbage dump in Yaguate, San Cristóbal. He said that after he found the money, the two policemen arrested him and kept RD$500,000 of the RD$1,800,000 he had handed in. The policemen only reported RD$300,000 at the Police station.

In a new development, Banco Ademi in San Cristóbal is claiming the money in connection with a recent robbery under investigation at the bank.

Source: DR1, Elnuevodiario

Dec 14, 2016

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